The Physics and Astrophysics of Neutron Stars, 1st ed. 2018
Astrophysics and Space Science Library Series, Vol. 457

Coordinators: Rezzolla Luciano, Pizzochero Pierre, Jones David Ian, Rea Nanda, Vidaña Isaac

Language: Anglais

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This book summarizes the recent progress in the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars and, most importantly, it identifies and develops effective strategies to explore, both theoretically and observationally, the many remaining open questions in the field.

Because of its significance in the solution of many fundamental questions in nuclear physics, astrophysics and gravitational physics, the study of neutron stars has seen enormous progress over the last years and has been very successful in improving our understanding in these fascinating compact objects.

The book addresses a wide spectrum of readers, from students to senior researchers. Thirteen chapters written by internationally renowned experts offer a thorough overview of the various facets of this interdisciplinary science, from neutron star formation in supernovae, pulsars, equations of state super dense matter, gravitational wave emission, to alternative theories of gravity.

The book was initiated by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action MP1304 ?Exploring fundamental physics with compact stars? (NewCompStar).

1.  Neutron stars formation and Core Collapse Supernovae

    P. Cerda'-Duran (ES), TBD


2.  Strongly magnetized pulsars: explosive events and evolution

    Gourgouliatos (UK), P. Esposito (NL)


3.  Radio pulsars: testing gravity and detecting GWs

    D. Perrodin (IT), A. Sesana (UK) (TBC)


4.  Accreting pulsars: mixing-up accretion phases in transitional systems

    Di Salvo (IT), S. Campana (IT)


5.  Testing the EOS with electromagnetic observations

    N. Degenaar (UK), Juri Poutanen (FI)


6.  Nuclear EOS for Compact Stars & Supernovae

    A. Fantina (FR), F. Burgio (I)


7.  Low-energy QCD & Super-dense matter

    D. Blaschke (PL), C. Pethick (DK)


8.  Superfluidity & Superconductivity in Compact Stars

    B. Haskell (PL), A. Sedrakian (D)


9.  Transport phenomena & reactions rates for Compact Stars & Supernovae

    P. Shternin (RU), A. Schmitt (UK)


10. GW emission from merging BNSs

    T. Hinderer (D), L. Rezzolla (D)

11. EM emission and nucleosynthesis from BNSs

    A. Arcones (D) B. Giacomazzo (I)


12. GW emission from single neutron stars

    L. Gualtieri (I), K. Glampedakis (ES)


13. Universal relations and Alternative Gravity Theories

    D. Doneva (BG), G. Pappas (PT)

Offers an authoritative and current overview of the physics and astrophysics of neutron stars

Discusses testing of gravity with the aid of pulsars

Explores the timely topic of gravitational wave emission of merging or single neutron stars